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A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. must pay $102 million to settle a lawsuit between the state of Florida and four tobacco companies dating back to 1995.
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RJR argued that it should not be subject to any more payments related to four of its since-sold cigarette brands — Salem, Winston, Kool and Maverick — as part of a 1997 settlement that offered tobacco companies liability protections if they agreed to pay Florida hundreds of millions of dollars annually to cover smoking-related health care costs.
"We find, simply put, that a contract is a contract, and that Reynolds continues to be liable under the contract it signed with the State of Florida," the decision by the Florida District Court of Appeal reads.